By Ronnie Weston| February 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM CST - Updated June 26 at 3:44 PM
MAGAZINE (AGFC) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in conjunction with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, is asking the public for information about a bald eagle that was shot in Logan County. The Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to a conviction.
The eagle was found by a local citizen in the Magazine area and reported to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Feb. 10.
Although bald eagles are no longer listed under the Endangered Species Act, they are still federally protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Maximum fines under these acts are $100,000 and $15,000 respectively, with possible imprisonment up to one year.
Anyone with information should call Special Agent Jason Keith with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement in Little Rock at 501-324-5643.